THE WAR ON DRUGS

Philadelphia's The War on Drugs reside at the blurred edges of American music: overexposing studio limitations, piling tape upon tape to maximum density, and then -- with each song -- they pull off the scaffolding to reveal what sticks, keeping only what's absolutely necessary and dig into what sounds like the best kind of fucked up. As on their 2008 debut, Wagonwheel Blues, central member Adam Granduciel takes small moments occurring over multiple tapes and multiple song versions, and puts every last drop of trust in his own keen instinct of momentum.

LATE NIGHT // The War On Drugs Play “Red Eyes” On The Late Show With Dave Letterman, Tour Continues July 12th



The War On Drugs returned to The Late Show with Dave Letterman last night to play a badass late night version of “Red Eyes”. Watch the performance above or here on Letterman’s YouTube page.

Lost in the Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

The band continues their tour on July 12th in Lisbon. See the rest of the dates below.

The War On Drugs Tour Dates

07/12/14 Lisbon, PTOptimus Alive BUY TICKETS
07/15/14 Pordenone, ITSesto Al Reghena BUY TICKETS
07/16/14 Genova, ITSestri Levante BUY TICKETS
07/18/14 Tonsberg, NOSlottsfjell BUY TICKETS
07/19/14 Tromso , NOBukta Open Air Festival BUY TICKETS
07/20/14 Suffolk , UKLatitude Festival BUY TICKETS
07/25/14 Seattle, WACapitol Hill Block Party BUY TICKETS
07/26/14 Seattle, WACapitol Hill Block Party BUY TICKETS
07/27/14 Seattle, WACapitol Hill Block Party BUY TICKETS
07/29/14 Vancouver, BCRickshaw Theatre BUY TICKETS
07/30/14 Vancouver, BCRickshaw Theatre BUY TICKETS
08/01/14 Happy Valley, ORPickathon BUY TICKETS
08/02/14 Happy Valley, ORPickathon BUY TICKETS
08/03/14 Happy Valley, ORPickathon BUY TICKETS
08/14/14 Saint-Malo, FRLa Route Du Rock Festival BUY TICKETS
08/15/14 Kiewit / Hasselt, BEPukkelpop BUY TICKETS
08/16/14 Glanusk, WalesGreen Man Festival BUY TICKETS
08/17/14 Glanusk, WalesGreen Man Festival BUY TICKETS
09/04/14 Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
09/05/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/06/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/07/14 Boston, MABoston Calling BUY TICKETS
09/13/14 Burlington, VTGrant Point North Festival BUY TICKETS
09/14/14 Ottawa, ONOttawa Folk Fest BUY TICKETS
09/15/14 Toronto, ONPhoenix w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/16/14 Detroit, MISt. Andrews w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/17/14 Columbus, OHNewport w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/19/14 Cleveland, OHDowntown Festival: House of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/20/14 Madison, WIMajestic w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/21/14 Milwaukee, WIPabst Theatre w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/22/14 Minneapolis, MNFirst Ave w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/24/14 Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/26/14 Dallas, TXGranada Theater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/27/14 Houston, TXHouse of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/28/14 Austin, TXStubbs Waller Creek Ampitheater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
10/01/14 Pomona, CAThe Glass House BUY TICKETS
10/02/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/03/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/04/14 Sacramento, CALaunch Music Festival BUY TICKETS
10/05/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/06/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Boulder, COFox Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Denver, COOgden Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/11/14 Lawrence, KSGranada Theatre BUY TICKETS
10/12/14 St. Louis, MOReady Room BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel BUY TICKETS
10/16/14 Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle BUY TICKETS
10/25/14 Stockholm, SEMunchen Brewery BUY TICKETS
10/26/14 Arhus, DKVoxhall BUY TICKETS
10/27/14 Berlin, DEHeimathafen BUY TICKETS
10/28/14 Amsterdam, NLParadiso SOLD-OUT
10/30/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
10/31/14 Zurich, CHKaufleuten BUY TICKETS
10/31/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
11/01/14 Luxembourg, LURockhal BUY TICKETS
11/01/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
11/02/14 Brussels, BEAnciennt Belgique BUY TICKETS
11/04/14 Liverpool, UKO2 Academy BUY TICKETS
11/05/14 London, UKRoundhouse BUY TICKETS
11/06/14 Bristol, UKO2 Academy BUY TICKETS
11/07/14 Manchester, UKThe Ritz BUY TICKETS
11/08/14 Glasgow, UKO2 ABC Glasgow BUY TICKETS
11/09/14 Reykjavik, ISIceland Airwaves BUY TICKETS
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/01/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/02/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/03/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/04/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico

ALBUM RELEASE // The War On Drugs ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out Now, Tour Starts Tonight In Philadelphia

It’s been over two years since The War On Drugs‘ critically praised album, Slave Ambient, came out and the Philadelphia band’s newest offering, Lost In The Dream is now out worldwide.

Setting up shop along the East Coast in Philadelphia, North Carolina, New York, and New Jersey, Adam Granduciel of TWOD somehow found time to record the new album between two years of constant touring. Lost In The Dream is a familiar kick in the gut reminding listeners what music is supposed to sound like, making you want to run Rocky-style through the streets (or at least us anyways).

If you haven’t already seen them, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile and this great feature from Stereogum.

Lost In The Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

Critics praise the new album:

“the band’s most lustrous, intricately detailed, and beautifully rendered record to date”

- Pitchfork | Best New Music

“If Slave Ambient represented a breakthrough, this one is an out-and-out star-maker that should rank among the year’s best albums”

- SPIN | 9/10

“Adam Granduciel’s impassioned songs stop short of lighters- aloft choruses, twisting buffed-up sounds into exquisite shapes”

- The Guardian | ★★★★

Click read more to see TWOD’s tour dates with all the ticket links here.
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WATCH // The War On Drugs Shares New “Red Eyes” Video, ‘Lost In The Dream’ Out 3/18

We know you’ve had The War On Drugs‘ “Red Eyes” on repeat since we shared it last year and today the band has shared a video for the first single off Lost In The Dream is out March 18th.

Watch the new video, produced by Woodshop Films, above or on our YouTube channel here.

If you haven’t already read it, get in-depth look at the story behind the new album from this fantastic Grantland profile.

All those who have pre-ordered the album from SC Distribution have received download codes and anyone who subscribes to SC’s Drip.FM account got the album today, two weeks before the release. You can subscribe here if that’s your bag.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store, and SC Distribution.

Click read more to see TWOD live and do look because a handful of dates have already sold out.
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ON TOUR // The War On Drugs Tour Europe In May

Happy New Years everyone! At the end of last year we announced The War On Drugs new album Lost In The Dream and we shared the first jam off the new album, “Red Eyes”, which you can listen to above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store.

Today we are happy announce the band is heading to Europe in May starting with Gebaude 9 in Cologne, Germany. New dates go on sale starting at 11am tomorrow UK time. See all tour EU tour dates below including dates in London, Manchester, and Dublin which are already on sale.

TOUR DATES:

5/15 | Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9 BUY TICKETS
5/16 | Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich BUY TICKETS
5/17 | Malmo, Sweden – Mejeriet BUY TICKETS
5/18 | Stockhom, Sweden – Debaser Medis BUY TICKETS
5/19 | Goteborg, Sweden – Pustervik BUY TICKETS
5/20 | Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret BUY TICKETS
5/21 | Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega BUY TICKETS
5/23 | Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
5/24 | Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? BUY TICKETS
5/25 | Brussels, Belgium – Botanique BUY TICKETS
5/26 | Paris, France – Fleche D’Or BUY TICKETS
5/27 | London, UK – Koko BUY TICKETS
5/28 | Manchester, UK – Academy2 BUY TICKETS
5/29 | Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory BUY TICKETS

AUDIO

Red Eyes by The War On Drugs
Baby Missiles by The War On Drugs

TOUR DATES

07/26/14
Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

07/27/14
Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party

07/29/14
Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

07/30/14
Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

08/01/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/02/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

08/03/14
Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

U.S.:
Ryan Craven, The Windish Agency
ryan@windishagency.com


EUROPE:
Belmont Bookings - Bas Flesseman
P.O. Box 93031
1090 BA Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
31 (0)20 616 2612
31 (0)20 616 6898
e: bas@belmontbookings.nl